Sea Stories

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(4.3 stars; 91 reviews)

Most of us have passed through a period of life during which we have ardently longed to be, if not actually a rover, a buccaneer, or a pirate, at least and really a sailor! To run away to sea has been the misdirected ambition of many a youngster, and some lads there are who have realized their desire to their sorrow. The boy who has not cherished in his heart and exhibited in his actions at sometime or other during his youthful days, a love of ships and salt water, is fit for—well, he is fit for the shore, and that is the worst thing a sailor could say about him! (From the introduction, by Cyrus Townsend Brady) (11 hr 56 min)


Yarns Of The Forecastle - Cyrus Townsend Brady 6:18 Read by Lynne T
Narrative Of The Mutiny On The Bounty Part 1 from Chambers' Miscellany 30:47 Read by Mike Pelton
Narrative Of The Mutiny On The Bounty Part 2 from Chambers' Miscellany 30:29 Read by Mike Pelton
Our First Whale by Frank T. Bullen 41:15 Read by Maria Kasper
Going To Sea A Hundred Years Ago by R.J. Cleveland 24:57 Read by Dan Craig
The Escape Of The American Frigate Part 1 by J.F. Cooper 32:58 Read by Jules Hawryluk
The Escape Of The American Frigate Part 2 by J.F. Cooper 24:12 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Among The Ice Floes by J.F. Cooper 23:02 Read by John Van Stan
A Tornado At Sea by George Cupples 43:27 Read by Jules Hawryluk
My First Voyage Part 1 by R.H. Dana, Jnr. 31:34 Read by Maria Kasper
My First Voyage Part 2 by R.H. Dana, Jnr. 24:20 Read by Maria Kasper
Running Away To Sea by Daniel Defoe 16:01 Read by Isana
The Tempest by Charles Dickens 31:03 Read by Steve C
A Struggle With A Devil-Fish by Victor Hugo 20:46 Read by John Van Stan
The Man And The Cannon by Victor Hugo 16:10 Read by Phil Schempf
A Ship On Fire At Sea by Jean Ingelow 11:36 Read by Lynne T
In The Gulf Stream by Charles Kingsley 13:55 Read by Jules Hawryluk
The Loss Of The Royal George by W.H.G. Kingston 23:29 Read by Jules Hawryluk
Sailors' Yarns by Pierre Loti 12:55 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Equality At Sea by Captain Frederick Marryat 33:44 Read by Jules Hawryluk
The Club Hauling Of The Diomede by Captain Frederick Marryat 17:46 Read by John Van Stan
The Chase by Herman Melville 29:27 Read by Maria Kasper
Rounding Cape Horn by Herman Melville 24:09 Read by Larry Greene
The Merchantman And The Pirate Part 1 by Charles Reade 21:14 Read by Maria Kasper
The Merchantman And The Pirate Part 2 by Charles Reade 31:35 Read by Maria Kasper
A Gale Of Wind by W. Clark Russell 20:05 Read by Lynne T
Saved by W. Clark Russell 29:39 Read by Jules Hawryluk
The Capture Of The Cotton Ship by Michael Scott 12:40 Read by ScottReyonoldsVoice
The Cruise Of The Coracle by Robert Louis Stevenson 16:07 Read by Lynne T
Landing On The Island by Jean Rudolf Wyss 20:28 Read by Chris Ogilvie


great listen

(4.5 stars)

If you love the age of sails, you'll love this.

(3 stars)

some good readers, some not so good.